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School & Program Updates

School & Program Updates

BU Joins Brown, Pitt to Establish New Training Center for Health Services Research

Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) is one of three institutions collaborating in a unique $2.5 million multi-disciplinary research and training program for physical therapy scientists.

The program will be administered by Brown University, which received the grant to establish the Center on Health Services Training and Research (CoHSTAR). The Foundation for Physical Therapy is funding the five-year project to train physical therapy scientists in methods of conducting cutting-edge health policy and health services research.

Beginning in June, CoHSTAR will offer postdoctoral fellowships, host visiting scientists, and provide special summer training sessions. Each trainee will participate in immersive research experiences and have access to other training activities and courses from 26 graduate programs at the three institutions.

CoHSTAR’s Evaluation and Dissemination Core (EDC) will be based at BUSPH and co-directed by Dr. Alan Jette, professor of health policy and management and director of the BUSPH Health and Disabilities Research Institute, and Dr. Mary Slavin, research assistant professor of health policy and management.

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